BUZ LIVINGSTON: Let us give thanks

Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 05:58 PM.

I like Thanksgiving columns. With short deadlines I get to pretend I’m a real newspaper guy … an Underwood typewriter, a bottle of bourbon in the desk drawer and an ashtray piled with cigarette butts — Mama’s nightmare. 

I’m thankful for 529 college savings plans. I did not know Suzanna James’ first ETF would be so special.

I’m thankful the Georgia Bulldogs wrapped up the SEC East in Auburn. Winning on the road is always tough — Spurrier never won in Tallahassee. If Georgia had lost then Florida would be SEC East Champs; it was like winning twice in one day. While Georgia is playing extremely well I do not like the pending four-team playoff. The players will only get crumbs while the NCAA and promoters make out handsomely. 

I’m thankful for Anita Page: Imagine what this county would look like without her. Please join the South Walton Community Council, tax-deductible dues start at $40 annually and support her work (www.southwaltoncc.org). To the artists and businesses that supported SWCC’s Back to Nature Festival: You have my gratitude.

I’m thankful for yoga and asset allocation — both work. I’m thankful when a client looks across the desk and says, “This is what I’ve been looking for.” I’m thankful when I find what I’m looking for, too.

I’m thankful for John, The Cranky Yankee. My garden has never been better. I’m thankful for Chan’s at Watercolor; their Tillamook cheese melted on my hot peppers is an epicurean’s delight and I don’t have to share it with my wife.

Daughters and granddaughters are nice, and I’m thankful for a daughter-in-law, too. 

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